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In Hardcore 2013 tournaments, players face off in a series of WARMACHINE/HORDES games to test their mettle in an unforgiving environment.

Insanely fast time limits, detailed painting requirements, and only one army list make this a format for experienced players who want to push the limits of their endurance and skill. Multiple awards also provide players with opportunities to claim victory even if they arent undefeated when the smoke clears. Certain requirements must be met in order to host a WARMACHINE and HORDES Hardcore 2013 event. First and foremost, all Hardcore 2013 tournaments must be preapproved by Privateer Press. All the requirements below must also be met in order to qualify for an officially sanctioned Hardcore 2013 tournament. Only approved tournaments will receive Hardcore 2013 medals for prize support. Hardcore 2013 Tournaments U.S. & Interna tional Requirements
Convention attendee minimum: 100+ Hardcore 2013 tournament participant minimum: 32+ Qualifiers: No qualifiers allowed must be open to all players Format: 35-, 50- or 75-point Hardcore 2013

Players can also use the War Room application during Hardcore 2013 events. When using War Room during an event, players can: mark damage on War Room cards instead of physical stat cards; reference model and game rules from War Room instead of physical stat cards or rulebooks; and show Event Organizers (EOs) and opponents a Theme Forces rules on War Room. Players must still share their model stats, damage, and so on with opponents, whether or not an opponent has War Room. If a players War Room device fails during a game and it cannot be recovered in a timely manner, the player concedes that game. Army List Players can bring only one army list to Hardcore 2013 events. Players must bring two legible copies of their army list complete with point costs. Army list point totals cannot exceed the point size chosen for the game and cannot fall more than 2 points under the point size chosen for the event. Players must incorporate all bonus warjack or warbeast points in their army list(s) point total. A 50-point High Exemplar Kreoss army, for example, must include 53 to 55 points of models. Any player-determined model relationships (attached, marshaled, etc.) must be specified. Hardcore 2013 allows all released Theme Forces to be used. Anyone using a Theme Force must have it available for reference in order to verify the army list and for opponents reference in order to view the Theme Forces special rules. Permission is hereby granted to photocopy the Theme Forces section from the WARMACHINE and HORDES expansion books as well as any Theme Forces appearing in No Quarter magazine for personal, non-commercial use only and subject to the terms found within those original source materials.

Pla yer Responsibilities


Logistics Players participating in a Hardcore 2013 event must bring all their own models, stat cards, dice, measuring devices, markers, and templates they require for play. Tokens representing in-game effects such as focus, fury, spells, and abilities are required and must be kept adjacent to the corresponding model on the table.

Modeling and Painting All models must be completely painted in Hardcore 2013 events. Every model must be painted with a reasonable diversity of color, and individual elements of the miniature must be distinguishable by color or shading. For instance, flesh must be a different color than hair or clothing; metal should be a different color than leather. The base is part of the model, so dont neglect it! Bases must be finished with sand or flock or otherwise modeled and painted. Models that do not meet these requirements will not be eligible for play. Whether a model is completed is the decision of the EO. As a general rule, if someone feels the need to justify why a model is completed, it probably isnt. In order to be eligible for any prizes that are awarded based on quality and technique the owning player must paint all presented models themselves. All models used in Privateer Press organized play events must be Privateer Press miniatures from the WARMACHINE or HORDES ranges. The miniatures must be fully assembled on the appropriately sized base for which the model was designed. Any nonPrivateer Press models, unassembled miniatures, or inappropriately based models are not permitted. Models that have not yet been released to the general public at the time of the event are not permitted unless those models are readily available at the event venue (such as conventionrelease models in tournaments at that convention). The Extreme versions of models are acceptable for use in organized play. The Druid Gone Wilder promotional miniature is a legal substitute for the Circle Orboros Druid Wilder solo. To use the miniature in this capacity, the player will also need access to the Druid Wilder stat card so that both players can see the models stats and abilities. The Bombardier Bombshell promotional miniature is a legal substitute for a Khador Man-O-War Bombardier trooper model. To use the miniature in this capacity, the player will also need access to the ManO-War Bombardier stat card so that both players can see the models stats and abilities. Additionally, the players unit must clearly show which model within the unit is the Unit Commander model. For example: You could replace multiple models in your original Khador Man-O-War Bombardier unit with Bombardier Bombshell models, including the leader, as long as you clearly indicated in some manner which model is the Unit Commander. Model Conversions Players must be unambiguous about model representation. The following rules must be adhered to when using converted models in organized play. These rules are meant not to limit a players modeling options but rather to allow creativity without generating an environment that could become confusing during game play. At his discretion, an event organizer can make exceptions to these rules to approve any reasonable conversion.

A converted model must contain a majority of parts from the WARMACHINE or HORDES model for which the rules were written. For example, a Testament of Menoth conversion must be composed mostly of parts from the Testament of Menoth model. The end result of any conversion must be clearly identifiable as the intended miniature and accurately represent its weapons and equipment as listed in its rules. Any conversions must be clearly pointed out to your opponent before the game to avoid confusion. On warrior models, converting and swapping weapons is acceptable provided the new weapon represents the same type of weapon replaced (like swapping one sword for another). Anything relating to a weapons specific rules must be maintained to avoid confusion on the tabletop. For example, a weapon with Chain Weapon must still be modeled as a chain-style weapon, and a weapons length must be considered when converting weapons with Reach. Weapons cannot be swapped on warjack and warbeast models. Since many of the jacks and beasts utilize the same chassis or torso, the weapons are the most identifiable part of the model when looking across the tabletop. Converting warjacks and warbeasts is still encouraged, but the aesthetics of the weapons must be maintained. Modifying weapons is permitted, as long as the end result is easily identifiable as the intended warjack or warbeasts proper weapon. Models/units with upgrade blisters are an exception to the standard model conversion rules in a number of ways. Because the parts in these blisters define an entirely separate set of stats and abilities, the upgrade parts must be clearly visible on the model/unit matching the upgrade stat card in order to be legal for tournament use. For example, a helljack with one claw and one harpoon is not Malice. The model must have the correct head, harpoon blade, and all three spirit parts from the Malice upgrade in order to be considered Malice. Additionally, once a model/unit has been converted, it can only be fielded as that model/unit. For example, a Warpwolf with the parts from the Ghetorix upgrade is not an acceptable conversion for use with a Warpwolf Stalker stat card. Lastly, in the case of unit attachment or weapon attachment upgrade, the model(s) that use the upgrade stat card must follow these rules to be legal for tournament use, but the base unit follows the standard conversion policy for warrior model conversions, above. For example, a Black Dragon Officer & Standard must always use the Black Dragon upgrade stat card and an Iron Fang Pikemen Officer & Standard must always use the Iron Fang Pikemen Officer & Standard stat card, but an Iron Fang Pikemen unit without a UA uses its standard stat card whether or not they have Black Dragon shields (or any other reasonable conversion). Miniatures must be on their appropriately sized WARMACHINE/HORDES base, but scenic details can be added. The bases perimeter must always be considered when modeling scenic details. While it is acceptable for

scenic elements to overhang the bases edge, the base itself and not the scenic elements is used for all measurements. The edge of a models base must not obscured to the point that accurate measuring becomes difficult or impossible. Sportsmanship A fair and honest in-game environment is required in order for everyone to have fun. Players must accurately execute the rules of the game and fully cooperate with opponents to honestly answer any questions that arise before and during the game. Players are also responsible for holding their opponents to the same standards. The EO will not be able to observe every game. If your opponent is doing something that is making you uncomfortablestalling, bending the rules, or outright cheatingtell your opponent about it. Explain what he can do to remedy the situation in order to maintain a fair, honest, and fun in-game environment. If the behavior continues or a dispute arises, call the EO and explain the situation. The EO always has the final word on rules questions or debates. Players must accept all rulings made by the EO whether or not they agree. Players must present a mature and polite demeanor to their opponents and the EO. Failure to do so will result in immediate disqualification. An EO can also disqualify a player for any incident that is deemed unsporting. This includes, but is not limited to, offensive or abusive conduct, bullying, cheating, constant rules arguments, improper play, stalling, and other inappropriate actions. Disqualified players are not eligible for any awards or prizes and are barred from further participation in the event and any other related events. Occasionally circumstances will prompt a player to concede a game during a tournament. Concessions are not recommended since there is almost always a chance for victory. In the case of a concession, the winning player will be awarded a win and army points destroyed based on an assassination using current board conditions. The player who conceded will receive a loss and no points in any category. An EO can disqualify a player from a tournament if a concession is deemed unsportsmanlike.

Players 32 33 to 64 65 to 128

Rounds 5-round event 6-round event 7-round event

First-Round Pairings Shuffle all the tournament record sheets together. Take the top two sheets and set them to one side. This gives you the first pairing. Without shuffling the pile again, remove the next two sheets and repeat the process until all players have an opponent. If you have an odd number of players, see Byes and Odd Number of Players below. Subsequent Pairings From here on, all pairings and ranks are based on tournament point subtotals and pairings from previous rounds. After all games in the previous round have been completed, sort the tournament record sheets into piles based on the number of tournament points. Shuffle each pile. Take the top sheet of the pile with the greatest number of tournament points and choose the first opponent in the pile he has not already played. Set this pair aside and repeat the process. When you reach the end of a pile move to the next pile. If a pile has an odd number of players, pair the last player against someone from the next-highest tournament point pile. Do not do this with any individual player more than once per event. Again, once you have all the pairings, write the opposing players name in the appropriate column on each players sheet. It might take several attempts to find pairings that avoid duplicating match-ups. Byes and Odd Number of Pla yers Hardcore 2013 games take place between two players. In the case of an odd number of players, one player will receive a bye. A player receiving a bye sits out of the current round and receives 1 tournament point and half the army point level (rounded up) for the event. The EO will randomly determine which player receives the bye if a tournament begins with an odd number of players. In subsequent rounds, the EO will randomly select a player from those with the lowest tournament point totals. The EO should ensure that the same player does not receive a bye more than once per event. Game Timing
Event Point Size 35 50 75 Round Base Length (minutes) 70 100 120 Turn Length (minutes) 5 7 10 Extension Length (minutes) 2 3 5

Event Organizer Responsibilities


Number of Rounds The event will run until one player has more tournament points than any other player at the end of a round. Once this condition is met, the event ends without additional games. Players participate in a timed format with all players participating in every round. The number of players participating in the tournament determines the maximum number of games usually required to determine a winner.

Each round in a Hardcore 2013 event has a variable round length. Before each round begins, the EO rolls a d3 and multiplies the result by the variable for the event size; this result is the variable. He then rolls a d6 to determine whether the variable will be subtracted from (on a result of 13) or added to (on a result of 46) the base round length (shown above) to determine the overall round length. The EO will not announce the result of this roll or reveal the amount of time remaining in a game to players.
d6 Roll 13 46 Overall Rounds Length Subtract variable from Base Add variable to Base

deploys first and takes the first turn. The EO has the option to predetermine table sides for players in order to save time during deployment. Final Standings At the end of the event determine player ranks by total number of tournament points. If tournament points are the same for both players, the player with the most assassination wins earns the higher rank. If assassination wins are also the same for both players, the player who accrued the most enemy army points destroyed throughout the tournament earns the higher rank. Hardcore 2013 Awards
Vanquisher At the end of a round if one player

After the time for a round has expired, the EO calls dice down. If a player has declared the activation of a model/unit or has already begun to physically move the model/unit, he finishes movement for that model then the turn and game end. If the player is in the process of making a roll of any kind, he completes that single roll, then the turn and game end. If the roll is an attack roll that directly hits its target, resolve the direct hit damage roll as well. At dice down, resolve all end-of-turn effects including the removal of models if applicable. Models that have not entered play yet or were removed from the table do not enter play but do not count as destroyed. If a game does not have a clear winner after dice down, check the scenario for how to determine the winner. Turn Timing Hardcore 2013 also uses a timed turn length to ensure a fair play environment. Players in each game use a timer to track the fixed amount of time available for each turn. This time limit is based on the point size of the event. A players timer begins after the resolution of continuous effects. If a player is moving a model when his turn time expires, he finishes moving that model and his turn ends. If the player is in the process of making a roll of any kind after movement is complete, he completes that single roll, then his turn ends. If the roll is an attack roll that directly hits its target, resolve the direct hit damage roll as well. When a player moves a model, rolls dice, or takes time to make decisions during the other players turn, the player whose turn it is has the option of stopping the clock while these actions are resolved. Starting the Game Both players roll a d6 for the starting roll. The player with the higher result can choose to be the first or second player. The second player chooses his table edge. The first player

has more tournament points than any other player then that player wins the Vanquisher award and is declared champion.

Mage

Hunter During each round players that win via assassination victory must record the total number of non-warcaster/warlock enemy models that they destroyed or removed from play during the game; this is your Mage Hunter score for the round. Models destroyed or removed from play by your opponent are not counted. At the end of the event the player with the lowest Mage Hunter score from a single round wins the award. In the case of a tie the player with the next lowest Mage Hunter score among the tied players wins the award.

Executioner During each round players tally the

opponent army points that have been destroyed or removed from play. The player who destroyed or removed from play the highest total opponent army points in the event wins the award. In the case of a tie, the player with more assassination victories wins the award.
Warcasters and warlocks are worth 5 army points each. Warjacks and warbeasts are worth their cards PC

value. Inert/wild models are not counted.

Models/units are worth their cards PC value. Units below 50% of their starting number

(rounding up) are worth 50% of their army points (rounding up) including all attachments.

If a list contains two or more multiple-model solos,

all casualties are counted toward the same solo until it is completely destroyed.

Master Craftsman The player with

the finest painted army, as determine by appointed painting judges, wins the Master Craftsman award.

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2013 Scenario: Death Match


Special Rules Mark a zone in accordance with the diagram below. A player can measure 14 from any board edge during his warcaster/warlocks activation. At the end of each players own turn, starting on the second players second turn, a friendly warcaster/warlock completely within 14 of a board edge suffers 5 points of magical damage that cannot be transferred. Additionally, the warcaster/warlock loses Tough, cannot be healed, and cannot have damage removed for one round. A player dominates a zone if he owns one or more warcaster/warlock models within it and no opponent contests it. When two or more warcasters/warlocks would dominate the zone only the active players warcaster/ warlock dominates. A player must own at least one model within the zone to contest that zone. Players own the models in their fielded army list and any models created by abilities of models in the army list. Warcasters, warlocks, inert warjacks, wild warbeasts, models that are fleeing, and models that are under an opponents control cannot contest. At the end of each players turn, starting on the second players second turn, when a player dominates the zone, the enemy warcaster/warlock suffers 5 points of magical that cannot be transferred. Additionally, the damage warcaster/warlock loses Tough, cannot be healed, and cannot have damage removed for one round. Victory Conditions The player with the last remaining warcaster/warlock wins the game. If time runs out before a player has won the game via assassination victory tally the point cost of the remaining models/units owned by each player. Models/units that do not have a point cost or that are created by abilities of models in an army list and not added to an existing model/unit are not counted. Double the value of non-warcaster/warlock models/units (rounded up) within the zone. Ignore inert warjacks, wild warbeasts, and fleeing models when checking tiebreaker conditions. The player with more army points worth of models remaining wins the game. Warcasters/warlocks are worth 5 points regardless of warjack and warbeast points. Warcaster/warlocks consisting of multiple models with the warcaster/warlock type are worth 5 points regardless of the number remaining.
Player 1 AD Line 18 Player 1 Deployment 7 6

Warjacks/warbeasts are worth their cards listed point cost. Units and unit attachments are worth points equal to the units point cost. Ignore units that have fewer than 50% (rounding up) of their starting number remaining in play. For doubling purposes, all the remaining models in a unit must be within the zone. Models with the Attachment ability add to the units value and also add to the number of models needed. For example, ten Long Gunners need five or more models in play to be worth 10 points, and twelve Long Gunners including their unit attachment need six or more models to be worth 12 points. Solos are worth their cards listed point cost. If a solo consists of multiple models, when counting points ignore solos that have fewer than 50% (rounding up) of their starting number remaining in play. For doubling purposes all the remaining models must be within the zone.

10

18 Player 2 Deployment

6 18

Player 2 AD Line 12 12 18

Tactical Tip: Only the active player dominates when multiple warcasters/warlocks dominate a zone.

Contents and Game Rules 20012013 Privateer Press, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Privateer Press, Iron Kingdoms, WARMACHINE, Cygnar, Khador, Cryx, Protectorate of Menoth, Protectorate, Retribution of Scyrah, Retribution, HORDES, Circle Orboros, Circle, Legion of Everblight, Legion, Skorne, Trollbloods, Trollblood, warcaster, warjack, warbeast, Hardcore, and all associated logos and slogans are trademarks of Privateer Press, Inc. Permission is hereby granted to photocopy and retain electronic copies. Any such duplications shall be intended solely for personal, noncommercial use and must maintain all copyrights, trademarks, or other notices contained therein or preserve all marks associated thereof. Privateer Press reserves the right to remove this permission or revise contents herein at any time for any reason.

HARDCORE 2013 PLAYER RECORD SHEET


PLAYER NAME: FACTION: 'Caster Kill (Y / N) # Opponent Models Destroyed/Removed (Caster Kill Only) Opponent Army Points Destroyed

Round 1 2 3 4 5

Opponents Name

Result W/L/D W/L/D W/L/D W/L/D W/L/D Army List

Contract/Pact/Theme Force: Tier: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 or N/A Point Cost

Contents and Game Rules 20012013 Privateer Press, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Privateer Press, Iron Kingdoms, WARMACHINE, Cygnar, Khador, Cryx, Protectorate of Menoth, Protectorate, Retribution of Scyrah, Retribution, HORDES, Circle Orboros, Circle, Legion of Everblight, Legion, Skorne, Trollbloods, Trollblood, warcaster, warjack, warbeast, Hardcore, and all associated logos and slogans are trademarks of Privateer Press, Inc. Permission is hereby granted to photocopy and retain electronic copies. Any such duplications shall be intended solely for personal, noncommercial use and must maintain all copyrights, trademarks, or other notices contained therein or preserve all marks associated thereof. Privateer Press reserves the right to remove this permission or revise contents herein at any time for any reason.